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Waste and waste management

  • Service
  • Helsinki
  • Public service

Helsinki Region Environmental Services Authority HSY organises the collection and transport of biowaste, mixed waste and partially also package waste of residential properties, public services and private health and educational services in the Helsinki Metropolitan Area (Espoo, Helsinki, Kauniainen, Vantaa) and Kirkkonummi.

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Background information

Under the Waste Act, all waste producers must treat their waste in a proper manner. It is also laid down in the act that as much as possible of the waste must be sorted and recycled or otherwise recovered.

Municipalities are responsible for organising the management of the municipal waste generated by households. The collection and transport of the waste is partially the task of waste carriers. However, there is also waste that people must themselves take to regional collection or reception points. Collection and reception points are provided for different types of waste. Municipalities must also organise the reception and treatment of hazardous waste.

The regional reception of specific types of waste, such as electrical and electronic waste, batteries, packaging waste, paper waste and vehicle tyres, is the responsibility of their respective manufacturers and importers. These parties must provide reception points for this type of waste.

The service is provided by

City of Helsinki

Responsible for the service

Urban Environment Division, City of Helsinki
Text edited by: Urban Environment Division, City of Helsinki
Updated: 17/9/2023